Erfurt’s fish market forms the centre of the city, which every visitor should have seen. An eye-catcher is the neo-Gothic town hall from 1875, inside of which you can see impressive murals on Thuringian history and legends. The numerous town houses of former wealthy woad merchants are also absolutely worth seeing. The various buildings are decorated with elaborate friezes of figures and impress with magnificent Renaissance façades. These houses from the 15th or 16th century bear special names such as “Zum roten Ochsen”, “Zur goldenen Krone” or “Zum breiten Herd” and tell of Erfurt’s history. In the centre of the square is the statue of the “Man on the Column”.